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Ph.D. in Economics - Learning Goals

Upon completion of our Ph.D. program in Economics students will be able to:

  • Apply modern economic theory, using analytical and evaluative skills, to understand and solve a variety of economic problems and to make policy evaluations, recommendations, and decisions.
  • Posses the analytical, mathematical, and econometric skills needed to engage in and conduct original research. This will include the ability to use modern, extensive, economic datasets. In doing so, students will be able to understand and replicate contemporary findings within economics research.
  • Produce and publish original economic research; this includes their dissertations as well as the production of research papers appropriate for peer-reviewed academic journals and submission to economic research conferences.
  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge of economics effectively in careers within and outside academia